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Type: Philosopher
Nationality: Greek
Date of Birth: 412 BC
Date of Death: 323 BC


 

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As a matter of self-preservation, a man needs good friends or ardent enemies, for the former instruct him and the latter take him to task.
Diogenes
About: Man, Friendship

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